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[802.3_DIALOG] Call for interest - 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Ethernet Backplane and Short Reach Copper Cable

Dear Colleagues,

The following request for agenda time for a call for interest has been received from Yong Kim. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC July 2015 Plenary meeting in Waikoloa, HI, USA. If you have any questions please get in touch with either Yong Kim <ybkim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> or myself directly.

This is a call for interest to initiate a Study Group to explore the need for 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Ethernet on Backplane and short reach copper (e.g. Twin-axial) cabling. We believe there is a market need, driven by enterprise rotational and solid state storage devices that currently use 1 Gb/s Ethernet to migrate to higher speed applications.

Devices currently using 1 Gb/s in backplanes, as well as other 1 Gb/s  applications for Ethernet, will also benefit from the new data rates provided by this work.


The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 13th July. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 19:30 to 21:00 on the evening of Tuesday 14th July. The vote to determine if a Study Group will be formed will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on the afternoon of Thursday 16th July.